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Title Publication Date
Preventing a Ramadan Explosion in the Holy Land The Liberal Patriot February 28, 2024
The Middle East could get even uglier, with Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah ready to wage war on Israel New York Post February 6, 2024
Biden needs to follow Trump's lead on Iran January 31, 2024
Iran-backed narco-terrorists are making billions and widening the war in the Middle East NY Post January 23, 2024
Pakistan, a New War Front? Commentary January 18, 2024
Nasrallah's Big Speech Nasrallah's Big Speech Commentary November 1, 2023
How Biden Should Handle Missiles from Yemen Commentary October 31, 2023
Hamas's Enablers Should Take Gaza Refugees Wall Street Journal October 15, 2023
The War After the War Between Wars Commentary October 13, 2023
Biden's Iran hostage deal imperils Israel and the rest of the world Washington Examiner September 14, 2023
U.S. emboldens Hezbollah at Israel's expense Washington Times August 9, 2023
Iran's Multifront Strategy Against Israel Commentary May 10, 2023
Jordan's Threat to the Middle Eastern Order The Dispatch April 21, 2023
Halevi's Horizon: What Awaits the New Israeli Defense Chief of Staff FDD Research Memo April 17, 2023
Pray for Peace This Ramadan Newsweek March 21, 2023
Biden's State Department ignores Iranian death plots inside America New York Post March 8, 2023
The Quiet War between Israel and Iran Middle East Quarterly December 2, 2022
PGMs: Iran's Precision-Guided Munitions Project in the Shadow of a Nuclear Deal FDD Research Memo September 12, 2022
Are al Qaeda and Iran really at odds? Washington Times September 6, 2022
The Easy Way To Reset Saudi Ties: Sanction The Houthis Again 1945 August 20, 2022
Another Iran Deal? FDD Research Memo August 18, 2022
A victorious Taliban is inspiring a new generation of Islamic extremists New York Post August 16, 2022
Rushdie attack reveals — again — true nature of Iranian regime The Hill August 13, 2022
Mideast trip shows Biden choosing pragmatism, rejecting 'Woke' policy i24 July 15, 2022
Hamas as Tehran's Agent Middle East Quarterly Spring 2022
Jordan Has an Iran Problem. Can Israel and Saudi Arabia Unite to Combat It? The Dispatch May 27, 2022
Biden throws Putin a nuclear lifeline Washington Examiner March 18, 2022
The Covert War Between Israel and Iran Rises to the Surface Mosaic March 17, 2022
Yemen's Houthis Belong on the Terror List Wall Street Journal January 25, 2022
Oman Must Isolate, Not Embrace, the Houthis The National Interest January 22, 2022
A Year of Unforced Errors for Biden in the Middle East The Dispatch January 21, 2022
PGM: Iran's greatest threat to Israel after nuclear program Jerusalem Post December 2, 2021
Book Excerpt: Iran Nuclear Negotiations Loomed Over the May 2021 Gaza War All Israel News November 24, 2021
Book excerpt: 'Gaza Conflict 2021′ dives into 'war between wars' Military Times November 18, 2021
A New Threat to Iron Dome The Dispatch November 10, 2021
Biden's overtures to Iran undercut US bid to end Hamas-Israel conflict New York Post May 14, 2021
Look Who's Embracing 'America First' Now Newsweek March 2, 2021
It's Time for Biden to Call Netanyahu The Dispatch February 16, 2021
The Biden Administration and Congress Should Support the Houthi Terror Designations FDD Insight January 19, 2021
Biden Should Heed the Concern of Israel and Arab Nations Regarding Iran The Dispatch November 30, 2020
How To Build Upon Recent Progress in the Middle East Newsweek November 17, 2020
Turkish bank rulings should be a wakeup call for global financial institutions Al-Arabiya November 8, 2020
Celebrating a crucial milestone for the people of Sudan and for the United States The Washington Times October 28, 2020
Tensions in Gaza and on Israel's Northern Border – What Next? FDD Insight August 17, 2020
Get Ready for a New Type of Israeli War The National Interest July 11, 2020
Don't Bail Out Tehran's Precision Guided Munitions Project Real Clear Defense May 15, 2020
Pompeo to Israel: A Scene Setter FDD Insight May 11, 2020
Corona crisis, Israel's unity government, and Israeli national security Jerusalem Post April 9, 2020
Ending Iran's Fictions Commentary February 1, 2020
Where the US-Iran shadow war goes from here Washington Examiner January 10, 2020
Israel and US will handle the Iranian challenge in their own ways Jerusalem Post January 10, 2020
The New Rocket Threat to Israel Commentary Magazine January 2020
Lebanon, Hezbollah and Iran's Emerging Client State Wall Street Journal September 19, 2019
US-Israeli missile defense cooperation sends clear message to foes The Hill August 5, 2019
Australia should place unilateral sanctions on Iran Sydney Morning Herald July 15, 2019
What the US and Israel can expect from next week's meeting with Russia The Hill June 20, 2019
No Room for U.S. Concessions on Iran's Civilian Nuclear Aims The National Interest November 7, 2018
The Experts Were Wrong About the Middle East The Atlantic October 19, 2018
Le dangereux jeu double d'Oman Wall Street Journal June 11, 2018
Oman's Dangerous Double Game Wall Street Journal June 11, 2018
Mike Pompeo just gave the Iran speech Kerry should have given New York Post May 21, 2018
Why Trump pulled out of the Iran deal, and what could happen next New York Daily News May 8, 2018
Australia must not be duped into softening its stance on Iran The Australian March 1, 2018
The Iran-Israel War Flares Up Wall Street Journal February 12, 2018
The Biggest Sanctions-Evasion Scheme in Recent History The Atlantic January 4, 2018
How Trump can repair the damage from Obama's narcoterror fail New York Post December 18, 2017
Ending America's Paralyzed Iran Policy The Atlantic October 11, 2017
Easing Sanctions on Sudan Erodes U.S. Leverage FDD Policy Brief January 16, 2017
Iran and China Get Cozy Foreign Affairs October 27, 2016
Team Obama's Appalling Smugness on Syrian Refugees New York Post August 31, 2016
Bogus foreign-policy debates: How we're helping our enemies fool us New York Post August 4, 2016
Why Boeing shouldn't do business with Iran MarketWatch July 12, 2016
The Sunni-Shi'ite Proxy War Heats Up Defense Dossier March 2016
Dollarizing the Ayatollahs Wall Street Journal March 28, 2016
The Iran Deal's Bigger Loser Foreign Affairs March 21, 2016
Nuclear Deal: Impact on Iran-Turkey Economic Relations Roubini Global Economics February 2016
Don't Reward Rogue Behavior USA Today January 19, 2016
Iran's Power Projection Capability House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security November 5, 2015
The Iran Deal: Persisting Problems National Review Online October 27, 2015
Can Obama Counter Hezbollah After The Nuclear Deal? Huffington Post Blog October 7, 2015
The Iran Nuclear Deal Means War Between Israel and Hezbollah Huffington Post August 21, 2015
The Iran deal will unchain top ayatollah's terror slush fund New York Post August 10, 2015
Why Obama Is Wrong to Compare Himself to JFK National Review Online August 5, 2015
Slam Dunk II: The Persian Version The Daily Beast July 23, 2015
It Just Got Easier for Iran to Fund Terrorism Foreign Policy July 17, 2015
Ankara Alone: Turkey's Disastrous Foreign Policy Weekly Standard June 3, 2015
Reported Israeli Raid on Sudan Could Reveal Khartoum's Duplicity FDD Policy Brief May 6, 2015
How to Keep the Financial Pressure on Iran and its Proxies Huffington Post Blog April 13, 2015
Despite nuclear deal, can Iran be trusted? New York Daily News April 3, 2015
Washington's Bad Military Bets in the Middle East Huffington Post Blog February 23, 2015
Cheap Oil Won't Stop Iran The National Interest January 27, 2015
Hamas's Main Man From Turkey to Tehran Foreign Policy December 8, 2014
An Election Won't Change Israel's Challenges or Its Response New York Times December 7, 2014
Qatar and Turkey as Supporters of Terrorism Jerusalem Post September 18, 2014
Where the Shadiest Players Find a Home The Tower September 8, 2014
Washington Needs to Help Cut Off Outside Aid to Hamas New York Times August 5, 2014
The Will to Win an Unavoidable War Washington Times July 30, 2014
Friendless in the Middle East Politico July 15, 2014
An Unhelpful Ally Wall Street Journal Europe June 25, 2014
Iran spawns new jihadist group in Gaza Long War Journal June 18, 2014
When America's Enemies Are Also Its Friends The National Interest June 16, 2014
No Such Thing As a Good Iranian Bank? The National Interest May 13, 2014
Turkey's Teflon Don Foreign Policy March 31, 2014
Turkish Prosecutor's Report Highlights Illicit Iran Transactions FDD Policy Brief March 20, 2014
The Anatomy of Turkey's "Gas-For Gold" Scheme with Iran FDD Policy Brief March 14, 2014
An Edge in the Desert Foreign Policy February 3, 2014
Erdoğan's Trip to Tehran FDD Policy Brief January 27, 2014
Iran's Turkish Gold Rush Foreign Policy December 26, 2013
The White House Can't Have It Both Ways on Iran Politico December 19, 2013
Turkey Cashes in on the Iran Talks Reuters December 12, 2013
The Real Value of Auto Sanctions Relief to Iran FDD Iran Sanctions Analysis December 10, 2013
US and Iran See Nuclear Deal Differently December 6, 2013
Is Turkey Abetting Iran? The National Interest November 1, 2013
In Iran, Two Bombing Suspects Run for President The Atlantic May 27, 2013
How Iran Benefits From an Illicit Gold Trade With Turkey The Atlantic May 17, 2013
Targeting Tehran's Euros Wall Street Journal Europe February 19, 2013
If Iran and Israel fight, Lebanon will be the first battlefield The Globe and Mail February 1, 2013
Why U.S.-Israel Ties Just Got Warmer November 28, 2012
A Pillar of Problems Foreign Policy November 17, 2012
Foreign Policy Piorities for Obama November 9, 2012
Did Israel and the U.S. Just Cooperate on a Dry-Run for an Iran Intervention? The New Republic November 3, 2012
Pariah State IHS Defense, Risk and Security Consulting June 2012
The Global March For Jerusalem Weekly Standard Blog March 27, 2012
SWIFT bans Iran according to sanctions Bloomberg TV March 19, 2012
Iran's War in Gaza Foreign Policy March 13, 2012
Closing Tehran's Sanctions Loopholes Wall Street Journal Europe March 8, 2012
Sanctioning Iran Fox Business February 16, 2012
Implications of Syria's fate for Iran Fox News February 13, 2012
Canceling the Mullahs' Credit Card Foreign Policy February 1, 2012
A New View of the "Arab Spring" Jerusalem Post January 30, 2012
Anti-Israeli Agenda Expected at Penn Conference Philadelphia Inquirer January 29, 2012
Hamas For Sale? Weekly Standard Online December 21, 2011
Achieving The Impossible The American Spectator May 16, 2011
How Egypt Is Helping Iran to Circumvent Sanctions The Atlantic November 15, 2010
Iran's Uranium Holdings The Hill October 12, 2010
The Iran-Houston Connection Forbes Energy Source September 1, 2010
Texans Have Opportunity to Deter Iran's Enablers Houston Chronicle August 19, 2010
Ahmadinejad's Iran and Bin Laden's al-Qaeda The Daily Caller August 16, 2010
Significance of U.S. Treasury's Iran Sanctions New Atlanticist July 7, 2010
Treasury's New Sanctions The Weekly Standard Blog June 18, 2010
UN Sanctions Against Iran Fox News: Fox & Friends June 14, 2010
The Islamic Republic of Sudan? June 10, 2010
A Year of Lost Chances by Obama in Iran Philadelphia Inquirer June 6, 2010
The State Department Can't Be Trusted with Iran Sanctions Foreign Policy May 14, 2010
The ElBaradei Candidacy The Weekly Standard April 26, 2010
Iran's Palestinian Uprising The Daily Caller April 6, 2010
Our New Year's Resolution for Iran -- Slap Them With Sanctions March 20, 2010
Hitting the Mullahs at Their Pumps New York Post February 17, 2010
No Substitute for Sanctions Frum Forum November 24, 2009
Russia to Hillary: "Nyet" to Iran Sanctions New Majority October 14, 2009
Obama Attempts to Delay Iranian Sanctions Bill New Majority October 13, 2009
Tehran Needs to Stop Meddling The Weekly Standard July 13, 2009
The Persian 'Elephant in the Room' Helped Dissolve Fatah-Hamas Talks The Jewish Exponent March 26, 2009
The Iranian Gambit in Gaza Commentary February 2009
The Mullahs' Role in the Hamas-Fatah Conflict November 20, 2008
Gleeful in Tehran Washington Times October 22, 2008
Talking Iran Weekly Standard Online June 5, 2008
Renewed Iran-Egypt Ties? National Review Online May 1, 2008
Let States Divest From Iran Baltimore Sun July 26, 2007
Why the Threat of War Doesn't Scare Iran inFocus Summer 2007
Iran's Influence Threatens Sunnis Philadelphia Evening Bulletin March 22, 2007
Tehran’s Hidden Hand National Review Online May 10, 2004

Book Reviews

Book Title Publication Date
Target Tehran: How Israel is Using Sabotage, Cyberwarfare, Assassination—and Secret Diplomacy—to Stop a Nuclear Iran and Create a New Middle East
by Yonah Jeremy Bob and Ilan Evyatar
Washington Free Beacon October 15, 2023
Palestinian Islamic Jihad: Islamist Writings on Resistance and Religion
by Erik Skare
Middle East Quarterly Spring 2022
After Khomeini: Iran Under His Successors
by Said Amir Arjomand
Jerusalem Post April 1, 2010
The Devil We Know: Dealing with the New Iranian Superpower
by Robert Baer
Jerusalem Post February 6, 2009
All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror
by Stephen Kinzer
Middle East Quarterly Summer 2004
Into the Shadows: Radical Vigilantes in Khatami's Iran
by Michael Rubin
Middle East Quarterly Spring 2002

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